Q. I felt that the mark I received in one piece of work should have been higher as I worked really hard. Which ground for appeal should I appeal under?

I felt that the mark I received in one piece of work should have been higher as I worked really hard.  Which ground for appeal should I appeal under?


Answer

Disagreement with the academic judgment of the Board of Examiners/Postgraduate Research Award Board in confirming marks, grades and recommendations of examiners for assessments does not constitute valid grounds for appeal.

 

'Academic judgement' means the mark awarded by the assessor.  The internal assessments system is robust because it is not based on one person's opinion.  There are a group of people involved in 'verification' (the writing of the question paper or the essay title in the first place) and also in the  'moderation'  process where work is checked to make sure that the assessment and marking schemes have been applied properly. If you are unhappy or disappointed with the mark you receive for a piece of work, you should speak to the module tutor so that you can be given feedback.  Feedback will help you to understand how the mark was arrived at.

  • Last Updated Sep 07, 2017
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  • Answered By David Hamilton (askUs)

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